Swagato is a quantitative researcher in the equities electronic trading group at RBC Capital Markets. His career in quantitative finance has focused on building large scale distributed trading systems and making them smarter using a combination of rigorous research, mathematical modeling and data science. At RBC his main responsibilities are making enhancements to the electronic trading platform and working with the electronic sales and sales trading team in improving trading performance for clients. After graduating with a PhD in Engineering from Cornell University, he was a researcher in the electronic trading teams at Citi and Bank of America Merrill Lynch. Prior to joining RBC, he was a researcher and trader at a systematic hedge fund working on statistical arbitrage strategies and long term factor models. Swagato grew up in India and completed his undergraduate studies at the Indian Institute of Technology.